Tag Archives: ephemera
From its founding in 1922 and for the next eighty years, the Kingsport Press was essential to the economic life of Kingsport, Tennessee.
There is a set of tea towels in my possession. They were made for my mother by her grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Williams Mansfield (1867-1949). I wrote a little about my great-grandmother here.
There’s a new archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library and it honors the many roles filled by Kingsport residents over the last century; roles of volunteerism, leadership, mentoring, and service. “Throw Your Hat Into The Ring, Kingsport!” will be … Continue reading
Kingsport has had a long love affair with America’s favorite pass time. The keepsakes from this relationship are not movie stubs, pressed carnations, and love letters.
When you make something for a loved one with the intent that it become a keepsake, it is a good idea to provide some documentation with it. Quilters, for example, often write or stitch the creator’s name, the date the … Continue reading
Did you know Moses was instructed by the Lord to retain family treasures for his posterity? After the Israelites began receiving Manna in the wilderness, the Lord commanded “Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they … Continue reading
One way that we can be remembered by our loved ones is by handing down favorite objects or handmade items to our descendants. For my Christmas blog post, I thought I would write about one of my most favorite items … Continue reading
I have started processing the Miscellaneous Papers series. It is trickier than I thought because the order is unclear. I find it helps to sort the materials into piles on my work counter as each box or pouch I open defines the … Continue reading
Today was a most unusual day in the archives. I experienced two lasts and one first! I took the last bit of ephemera from the Miscellaneous Papers series to the paper conservator and now she can finish making the neat … Continue reading
Do you know how many times I have had locks of hair and rose petals fall into my lap, this week, while processing the Correspondence Series? I’ve lost count.